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Chocolate Trivia Quiz

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Travelin’ man

Who was the first European known to have encountered cacao?

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Ek Chuah day

The Mayan people of Central America and Mexico held a festival each April for their cacao god, Ek Chuah. Along with animal sacrifices, how did they celebrate the occasion?

Remix

When Spanish monks adapted the Aztec chocolate drink recipe for local tastes, they added several ingredients — cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar — and subtracted a few, including which of the following?

Top choc

Of the several varieties of cacao, which is prized for its superior flavor?

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The three chocolatiers

Three English chocolate pioneers were John Cadbury, Joseph Fry and Henry Rowntree. In addition to their work, what did all three men have in common?

Beyond nibbling

Which three countries had the highest per capita consumption of chocolate in 2005?

Choc-a-day, doc away

Studies have shown that chocolate may help ward off heart disease. What type of chocolate is thought to be most effective for this?

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Name that paste

After cacao is harvested the beans are fermented, dried, roasted, shelled and ground to a paste. What is the paste called?

Stand-in

The carob tree produces a fruit that when roasted and grounded into a powder makes a good substitute for cocoa. What is another name for the carob?

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